Tomato Bruschetta

This Tomato Bruschetta recipe is simple and so incredibly delicious. You’ll be wondering where this appetizer has been hiding from you for all of these years!

Tomato Bruschetta is a crowd-pleaser and so easy to make. All you had to do was brush a few thin slices of French bread with olive oil, toast until just golden and crispy, and then top the bread with first-of-the-season chopped tomatoes, basil, and garlic.

The key to this Tomato Bruschetta is using juicy, ripe tomatoes. We love heirloom tomatoes or Cherokee purple tomatoes for this recipe, but as long as you find some that are decadent and juicy that your family loves, you’re sure to have a winning dish.

Tomato Bruschetta

Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 7 mins
Servings 4 servings


  • 1/2 baguette, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 1/2 cups cored, seeded, and diced tomatoes
  • 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp slivered fresh basil leaves
  • 1/4 tsp minced garlic (about one small clove)
  • 3/4 tsp kosher saltkosher salt


  • Preheat oven to 350° F.
  • Lightly brush each slice of bread with olive oil and place it on a Silpat or parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Bake 4-7 minutes, or until golden. Set aside.
  • In a bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, basil, garlic, and salt.
  • Top the toasted bread slices with the tomato mixture and serve.